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Capital Restaurant

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839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
+1 415-397-6269
11:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:15
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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Charming place, really good atention and warm welcome. Not cheep neither expensive, the prices were fair and reasonable. I would definetly come back again and I recomend it!

Thank DasSchweigen
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

for whatever reason, just happen to be a tourist attraction and the price is gone up. I only orders my favorite items, Fried Chicken Wings and Beef Chow Fun. The good thing, you can seat at the bar table if you are by yourself otherwise the place pretty packed during lunch time.

Thank Tom H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I went on 2-18. We went based on other reviews. We were not disappointed with the food. The quality is good and portions are plenty. Our only issue was that they do jot take credit or debit cards. Cash only. I M glad that I happen to have enough cash in my pocket as our lunch was $35.... More 

Thank gstepp
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,090 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grant St. is the main strip in SF Chinatown, where tourist hordes flock so you might conclude it's a more expensive and touristy place. It has a bunch of restaurants, but we opted for this one in a side street. It is in Clay St. somewhere around the middle between Grant and Stockton. From the window you can see it's... More 

Thank B1714D
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped just for takeout potstickers Christmas Day and noticed the restaurant was busy and with what looked to be more locals than tourists, so made sure we made a trip back for a full dinner. It was worth it! Avoid the long lines and over-priced restaurants on the main strip and try a less-expensive, delicious and traditional Chinatown experience... More 

Thank Karen P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited the Capital for a take away one evening on the way home to our hotel. The restaurant itself is pretty nice, typical diner style I would say. A wall decorated in photos of celebrities that have visited which is cool to look at while waiting for your food. The food itself is pretty tasty and at a decent... More 

Thank Sand82014
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food, great atmosphere, and excellent service. I'm so glad we chose to eat here! I can't wait to come back.

Thank Chris J
Toulouse, France
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice restaurant in Chinatown and friendly staff. Very good dishes. Try the chicken wings. Good prices.

Thank Lews31
Jax, FL
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Food is close but found service to be even better. Small restaurant with even smaller kitchen. Amazing how they make do with such a close quartered kitchen. Restrooms are through kitchen and aren't as bad as expected. Restaurant can get crowded, noisy, claustrophobic, and hot. Currently, cash only.

Thank Dara50
Johannesburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great, fresh Chinese food. Try the set menu for excellent value! Broccoli beef and sweet & sour chicken were superb.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-6269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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